• I don’t care

    A b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z. N o w u. K n o w. U r. A b c. N e x t. T I m e. W o n t. U s I n g W I t h. M e

  • The Official Stress

    When students have exams they usually forget the easy things and remember the medium-ish questions, U understand meh 😑. Like I forgot what a pronoun was in my recent test. SAT’s are there to test u yet children think of it as something that if they fail at could cost them their whole lives. The stress has a huge impact on them. Plus what is the point. We have high school where the tests actually matter. SATS are not going to be used in the child’s future life. So think about this carefully.

  • It should be banned because it’s unfair and can only bring despair to students

    I really hate sat. I just hated it because, All these questions are like college work and I couldn’t even pick a right answer. The math and English, I thought they’re going to be like in high school but everything is different. How are we suppose to do the questions we haven’t learn! This is really bullshit for students to learn. And why is it a requirement for college. This is just too much!

  • Ye ye borther

    Cause it big succ
    no more big succ
    skool should not do the succ to the kids
    succ the kids is statutoryh rape
    man sounds great
    wish it was me
    to think about it, Would be pretty nice to get some money
    so, Overall
    school has the ooba big succ

  • Yes IT Should be

    It is an unrealistic benchmark for most students to meet as year after year universities look towards this metric to put kids into boxes and separate them on the basis of how they score where even getting a single question wrong could impact your application severly. The fact of the matter remains the SAT doesnt test your learning anymore than it does your ability to comprehend its traps and techniques

  • SAT is too intelligent specific.

    The SAT focuses on how well you can interpret questions and not how much you have learned in school. It has too many sly and deceiving questions created to mislead the test taker. I understand that students with high intelligence for interpreting questions may do well on the SAT, But that intelligence is hardly used later in life. If there is to be a test, It should focus on where each person is more intelligent, And which intelligences they lack. This way colleges can see where and how the student can thrive.

  • I love SATs but they are not really needed in older life

    I love them but they do haft to go they have been going on for 20 years now. They haft to be gone by the year 2020 and some questions are not used in older life they are not at all helpful in your older life so thats that lol

  • This is unnecessary stress

    Unnecessary stress for kids! Sats are just a load of stress for all children and 11 year olds are to young to deal with it! Too much revision whilst kids could be exploring the world. WE ARE NOT ROBOTS! Some people struggle with maths and ace spelling. Does that make them "not met
    standard" according to marks?

  • SATS is unnecessary stress!

    Why put children in vain and LOTS of stress. When I was doing it, I studied from 3 :00 (when school stopped) to 10:00 pm. You have that worry and stress so it affects you mentally. You dread that awful day. Even though I was top of class, And when we did practice sats weeks I always got full marks, I couldn't go through it was a mental breakdown. . . Now it is even MORE harder. I feel sorry for them. Why have it in the U. K when literally no other countries do it? !

  • Illegitimate and a Blatant Scam

    The SATs are yet another profiteering racket by a private company that exists only to drain what little reason that is left in students of the age. SATs commonly have errors as well; though no evidence exists for this, I am almost entirely certain. There is no reason that this test should be considered legitimate whatsoever. Also, Please tell us how to do multiple arc length calculations and vector analysis without a calculator in under 30 minutes. Wealthy children's parents will simply pay their way; minorities will get accepted based on race, Etc etc.
    One wonders why fools and idiots seem to run most services; it's not because they're "smart" or something, Its simply because they had their way paved by an idiotic and arbitrary policy and or by a test that needs to die.

  • Need to keep it.

    There are many reasons to keep the SAT as a part of the college admissions process, Though it should not count for more than 30 percent of admissions standards. The most basic reason to keep the SAT is that it provides a baseline evaluation for applicants. Just using high schools grades alone would certainly be a more uneven and unfair standard than using SAT scores and grades, And other factors.

  • The SAT/ACT should not go.

    The SAT and ACT gives students from different backgrounds a more even playing field in college admissions, Apart from grades and extracurriculars which can easily be inflated and cheated on. Standardized tests act as a buffer especially for grade inflation that occurs in many private, Affluent schools- putting children who are underserved at an advantage. Even though, Low income students are unable to afford expensive tutoring and prep classes, Alternative measures can be taken to assist them. Some Measures have already been introduced- such as affirmative action. Affirmative Action is a system introduced by the college board in which low income students are given compensational points, To make up for the disadvantage they are at. This way, They are on a level playing field with students who can afford high end tutoring to prep for the SAT/ACT. Also, Other free resources such as SAT prep through Khan Academy, In partnership with college board, Are being expanded to target low income students. This way, Any student willing to put in the time and effort does have the resources needed to do well on the SAT/ACT. More supplemental programs such as this one should be expanded to help underserved students before dropping the SAT/ACT altogether, Becuase in some ways, These standardized tests are benificial.

  • The SAT gives students from different backgrounds a more even playing field in college admissions

    Scoring discrepancies along socioeconomic lines have led many to denounce the SAT as providing an advantage to more privileged students. A closer look at the available data reveals a different perspective: the test is an objective reflection of academic ability that merely reflects pre-existing inequalities in American education. It is a painful truth that students with more educated parents and at better schools will, On average, Have better math and language skills. However, A high SAT score is actually more difficult to manufacture through wealth than any other aspect of the holistic application process. The test serves as a standardized reference point against grade inflation– a phenomenon occurring more rapidly in whiter, More affluent schools. Tutors can also be hired to improve grades, Extracurricular performance, And essays. Wealthier, Well-connected parents can better arrange internships and experiences that pad their child’s resume. The SAT is much less vulnerable to interference, Even through tutoring. After controlling for time put into any form of preparation, The average benefit of paid tutoring amounts to only twenty points.
    College Board, The organization that administers the SAT, Is working to further bridge the gap by partnering with the educational website Khan Academy. Their free service offers thousands of practice questions and eight full-length tests, All created and curated by the same individuals who write the real SATs. Practice plans are specifically tailored to students based on their areas of weakness on the PSAT. The exclusive partnership with College Board puts the Khan program ahead of many paid services, Which is reflected in the data of millions of test takers. Across all demographics, Twenty hours of Khan Academy produced an average score increase of 115 points. Any student willing to put in the time and effort has access to a world class test preparation service.
    Recent college admissions scandals brought mainstream criticism to the SAT, Portraying it as an easy way for wealthy students to play the system. The issue of cheating, Bribery, And fraud on the SAT actually supports the argument that it is fair. “If the SAT were nothing but a wealth test, Then … super-rich parents would not have had to cheat, ” says Jonathan Wai of the Washington Post. “In reality, They had to fake intellectual ability - the one thing they could not buy. ” Not only were these rich students compelled to cheat, But the fact that it became a well-publicized scandal shows how difficult it is to avoid getting caught. Really, It is a much easier and widespread practice to cheat on high school tests that factor heavily into GPA than it is to pull off a dishonest SAT score. The strictness of the test is more similar to that of college exams, Where cheating and plagiarism are harshly punished. This may explain data showing that SAT scores and high school GPA together is a better predictor of future college success than GPA alone, Even when comparing students at the same institution and controlling for socioeconomic background.

  • A bad score is not as devastating as people think

    It is misleading to suggest that the test uses a single three hour session to determine a student’s future. First, There are numerous opportunities for retakes because the SAT is offered seven different times every year. Students from low income families are provided with fee waivers that give them two free weekend tests in addition to the one taken in school. Families that do not qualify for fee waivers should have no problem paying the registration fee, Which is under fifty dollars per test (College Board). As a result, Most students are perfectly capable of taking the test three or more times if they choose. With the ability to superscore– combining a student’s best section scores from separate testing days– there is no basis for the argument that one’s SAT score is based on a single three hour session. Second, The SAT score is only part of the holistic application process used by most colleges. A student with mediocre testing ability but impressive grades, Extracurriculars, And essays will still be able to find admission into many prestigious schools.

  • The SAT emphasizes important hard and soft skills

    A common criticism is that the SAT measures pointless memorization and test-taking skills, Rather than any abilities important in real life. Having spent nearly fifty hours studying for the test and scrutinizing the material, I know this to be a myth. The truth is that success on the SAT reflects a variety of useful hard and soft skills developed over a student’s entire education. The reading section assesses students’ ability to accurately interpret historical and scientific texts, A crucial aspect of being an educated citizen. Knowledge of obscure vocabulary is useless; students must be able to look at context clues to interpret a word with multiple possible definitions. Similarly, The writing section makes it necessary to choose the word with the most appropriate connotation from a list of synonyms. Grammatical rules are no stricter than would be expected in a professional email, And more focus goes to clarity, Style, And organization. The ability to exhibit these skills quickly and effectively is essential for college and most elite careers due to the prevalence of written communication in modern society.
    The math section is no different in its functionality. Most important formulas are provided on a cheat sheet, Making the test more a measure of quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills. A large portion of calculator section questions can be more quickly solved by hand. This rewards the efficiency of students who think through what they are doing and are able to conceptualize multiple ways to solve the same problem. The level of difficulty only goes up to precalculus, Which means a student with rock solid mathematical fundamentals will likely score higher than a classmate who rushed into higher level courses without concern for long term retainment. Thus, The math skills prioritized in the test are more basic ones that come in handy for much more than just STEM fields. The time restraint of the test punishes perfectionism, Which is actually a negative trait in many jobs. The critical thinking and time management necessary to achieve a high score on the SAT are conducive to success in much more than the test itself. Many worry that standardized testing forces “teaching to the test” and takes time away from true learning. When it comes to the SAT, Teaching to the test encourages a focus on curriculum that actually benefit students in the long term.

  • Those who are stressed are emotionally weak, Unprepared, And unintelligent.

    Many people who believe the SAT should be abolished are the same people who were not smart and/or prepared enough to do it. ALL of the questions on the SAT are all taught in school so there is no excuse in saying "How can you even complete all these complicated questions in 30 minutes! ? ! ? " Everybody HAS learned how to solve these questions in high school and it is just the mater if you are smart enough to know how to work them out and how to take short cuts to work it out quickly. . . All of which you would have learned in high school which means it should not be stressful at all. Those who get stressed out beyond belief are simply emotionally weak. Teens these days have so many things easy for them so they never learn how to deal with difficult tasks. This is something every parent needs to teach to their children so their children does not end up like these other weak teens.

  • The SAT is stress free and doesn't cost a dime to prepare for.

    Many students are out there stressing all the time about taking the SAT and getting a good score. Truth is, Only the less educated and prepared ones have stress which is completely their fault. It may also be a bad parenting fault as no mater how poor you are, There are so many free websites ad places that absolutely helps you in education and preparation. These parents just do not make their child attend these free educational sites leaving them as "optional". If you had a good parent, Your parents would have forced you to wisen up and take your education. It might as well come down to parenting and the childs vault for being lazy and not caring enough for their future so when it actually comes down to finally taking the test, You bet they are 100% stressed as they never cared enough to receive proper education in the first place. My friends and I were top 5% at our VERY competitive high school. We were full IB student. Many of us actually came from a very poor background yet as a child, We were smart enough to focus on education. Therefore, This lead to all of us to get 1300s on our PSATs without any stress at all. In short, The only unintelligent and unprepared receive these problems; there are no excuses for being "dumb" and unprepared as despite being how poor you are, There is always a way and many people including I, Have experienced that first hand. The SAT filters out the bad students and the good students. You bet Harvard wouldn't want a student with a score of a 980.

  • Sats should stay

    1. The SAT has a proven track record as a fair and valid predictor of first-year college success for all students, regardless of gender, race, or socio-economic status. The most recent validity study utilizing data from more than 150,000 students at more than 100 colleges and universities demonstrates that the combined use of SAT and high school GPA is a better predictor of college success than HSGPA alone.

    2. The SAT gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their college-preparedness despite inconsistent grading systems throughout the nation’s high schools. And SAT scores provide a national, standardized benchmark that neutralizes the risk of grade inflation.

    3. The SAT tests students’ ability to apply what they have learned in high school and to problem-solve based on that knowledge – skills that are critical to success in college and the workforce. The College Board conducts regular curriculum surveys to ensure the content tested on the SAT reflects the content being taught in the nation’s high school classrooms.

    4. Despite what some testing critics have said, colleges still depend on college entrance exams as part of the admission process. According to a 2010 survey published by the National Association of College Admission Counseling, admissions officers ranked college entrance exam scores as the third-most important factor in the admission process – behind only grades in college prep courses and the strength of the student’s high school curriculum.

    5. The SAT actually shines a spotlight on the inequities in education by putting every student on equal footing. The notion that the differences in test scores among different groups of students is somehow the result of testing bias is an idea that is “universally rejected within mainstream psychology,” according to University of Minnesota researchers.

    6. Unlike other standardized tests intended to measure a student’s college-readiness, the SAT requires a writing portion of the exam, an essential skill in today’s e-communications era.

    7. While organizations that oppose standardized testing might suggest otherwise, nearly all four-year colleges require a college entrance exam, and some “test-optional” schools do, in fact, consider SAT scores in the admission process when students submit them. Data provided by colleges and universities to college-planning sites such as BigFuture.Org show that many test-optional schools receive SAT scores from a majority of the students who ultimately matriculate at those institutions. For instance, of the students who were admitted to and enrolled at Bowdoin last year, more than 70% submitted SAT scores as part of the admission process.

    8. Parents and students should keep in mind that colleges do not base admission decisions on test scores alone. The College Board has always advocated that the best use of the SAT is in combination with high school grades and other valid measures, as part of a holistic and comprehensive review of a student’s overall fit for a particular institution.

  • Gpa v.S. Sat

    Students spend 4 years raising and sustaining their GPA, but when students apply college the university they're applying to looks more at the SAT than the thing that the students spend 4 years of their life making good. Students only spend on average 1 month studying for these tests. Our GPA should be thought of way higher than the SAT

  • It should not be banned

    If we ban sat's no one will care about their work study etc...
    And however' this is the only way to know how smart your child is and how much is not
    No sat's should not be banned or no one will care about study's
    Would you like that

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